Secondary trainee-teachers’ knowledge of students’ errors and difficulties in algebra
Al-Ghafri, M., Jones, K. and Hirst, K. (2002) Secondary trainee-teachers’ knowledge of students’ errors and difficulties in algebra. In, Cockburn, A. D. and Nardi, E. (eds.) Proceedings 26th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 26th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Norwich, UK, Psychology of Mathematics Education, p.259.
This study investigated trainee-teachers' explanations of students' errors in algebra and their suggested ways for addressing such errors. The findings indicate that only a small proportion of trainee-teachers understand the sort of characteristics that determine the complexity of an algebra problem such as the number of variables in the problem, the nature of the elements involved and, importantly, students' interpretations of the letters.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||teaching, learning, pedagogy, curriculum, trainee, teachers, knowledge, students, errors, difficulties, algebra, algebraic, notation, equations|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
|Date Deposited:||15 Aug 2006|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:33|
|Publisher:||Psychology of Mathematics Education|
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